Excerpt from To Catch a Bad Guy #books #teasertuesday

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, read the rules at Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along!

I just started reading To Catch a Bad Guy by Marie Astor. I guess I’ve read it before… everything is so familiar, but I can’t remember anything ahead of where I am. So I’ll keep reading it!

An hour later, Janet found her head spinning from all the information that Tom Wyman had imparted on her. He had assured her that Bostoff Securities’ structure was perfectly legitimate, but while Wyman’s flowery assurances were spoken with much confidence, Janet felt a steady sense of unease growing inside her.

Marie Astor, To Catch a Bad Guy


Janet Maple’s stellar career ended with a lay off and her boyfriend of almost five years told her that he wants to be just friends. When she lands a job at one of New York’s premier boutique investment firms, Janet begins to hope that her luck is finally turning for the better. Not only is she happy with her new paycheck, but things also seem to be looking up on the personal front, as the company’s handsome attorney expresses keen interest in Janet. However, her euphoria is short-lived, as Janet soon discovers alarming facts about her new employer’s business tactics. When her boss dismisses her suspicions as groundless, Janet finds herself confiding to a cute IT engineer, Dean Snider. The closer she gets to Dean, the more Janet is tempted to break her rule of not dating co-workers, but what she doesn’t realize is that everything she knows about Dean, including his occupation and even his name, is a lie.

Dennis Walker is a top-notch white collar crime investigator who will stop at nothing to put culprits away. When an opportunity for an undercover assignment at one of New York’s premier boutique investment firms comes up, Dennis jumps at the chance, adopting a persona of geeky IT engineer, Dean Snider. While he may be an ace at his job, years of experience fail him when Dennis meets Janet Maple and finds himself torn between his professional obligations and his personal desires. Will he have to choose between his feelings and duty, or will he find a way to satisfy both?


  1. Hmm, I’m not convinced by the teaser but the synopsis is good and the fact that you’re re-reading it indicates you enjoyed it the first time, which is always a good sign!

    Here’s a link to my TT:


  2. Aww! What a cute cover!!! Wait…I think I have this in my Nook…Yup, I do. I’m bumping it up on my list 😀

  3. Oooh… this sounds really interesting! hope you liked it!!

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

  4. Interesting teaser! It definitely caught my attention. I hope your enjoying it! 🙂

    Thanks for stopping by my TT @ Addicted Readers! 🙂

  5. Every time I see that cover it cracks me up. I think she’s smart to smell a rat!

    My TT – http://fuonlyknew.com/2015/01/20/teaser-tuesdays-98-in-too-deep/

  6. Awesome cover. I love it. Puts a smile on my face. Thanks for stopping by my blog and have a great week.

  7. Sounds like a good read to me! Thanks for visiting my TT https://cleopatralovesbooks.wordpress.com/2015/01/20/teaser-tuesday-january-20/

  8. Sounds very interesting! Oh I’ve got so many new books to check out , thanks to Teaser Tuesdays!

  9. Sounds good! I have a classic mystery this week: Elusive Isabel .

  10. Uh oh, I hope Janet listens to her instincts.

  11. There’s a character named Wyman in mine this week too – but it’s his first name.
    The Kraken Project by Douglas Preston: http://wp.me/pZnGI-hx

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